New Orleans stretches itself far beyond the French Quarter and the drunken illusions of Mardi Gras. It's a living, breathing organism with a shape reminiscent of a cyborg crab. The city is checker boarded by crime and joy, hurricanes and daiquiris. The entire thing is easily (and best) explored by bicycle. This is how I reacted to the baffling landscape of New Orleans, simplifying it to its most essential gestures.
ABOUT THE IDEA
So why all the circles? Research indicates that GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. My maps aim to install a "Map from the Mind" for each city, simplifying structures and districts in the simplest terms. Each design is taken as a new challenge, using the knowledge of locals to create a map that is both beautiful and useful.
Have you noticed that frame shops never go out of business? There's a reason. It's a highly specialized skill that requires individual attention. I recommend using your local framer.
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ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All Letterpress are slammed with 600 pounds of pressure, creating a deep, tactile texture. The ink gets embedded into the thick soft paper so it won't fade within your lifetime. Read more about letterpress printing here.
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